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Edwards, Kirsten T.; Thompson, Valerie J. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
In this chapter, the authors decenter soulless curricular and administrative practices in collegiate settings and re-conceptualize justice work through faith as a labor of love.
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Feminism, Social Justice, Caring
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Baskin, Cyndy – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
This chapter, based on the literature and interviews with both Indigenous and non-Indigenous participants, explores how land-based spirituality is at the core of Indigenous societies globally. In this chapter, an Indigenous philosophy carries a message that spirituality is not only about one's inward journey but is also about creating a better…
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Social Justice, Indigenous Knowledge, Rehabilitation
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Groen, Janet; Kawalilak, Colleen – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
In this chapter, we reconnect with and reflect on our own stories of working within a university setting and how we create spaces for the possibility of transformative learning. Through this process, we have renewed our purpose to advocate for a deeper focus on "the relational" in those contexts where a dominant focus on systems,…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Workplace Learning, Work Environment, Reflection
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Tolliver, Derise E. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
The workplace is a place where we show up as human beings, subject to human experience. People are no longer willing to leave their spirit-ness at the door. In reality, spirit-ness shows up "without permission" as a revolutionary, powerful, and transformative way of being in a world that too often supports status quo activities that are…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Social Justice, Spiritual Development, Workplace Learning
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Byrd, Marilyn Y. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
This chapter introduces the enlightened revelation framework, a spiritual response to social injustice. The enlightened revelation framework uses a philosophical discourse as a means to promote spiritually engaging and morally responsible workplaces.
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Work Environment, Social Justice, Spiritual Development
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Gibb, Tara – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2015
This chapter describes international policy contexts of adult literacy and language assessment and the shift toward standardization through measurement tools. It considers the implications the quantification of learning outcomes has for pedagogy and practice and for the social inclusion of transnational migrants.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Evaluation Methods, Standards
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Guo, Shibao – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2015
This chapter examines the changing nature of adult education in the age of transnational migration and proposes recognitive adult education as an inclusive model that acknowledges and affirms cultural difference and diversity as positive and desirable assets.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Migration, Immigrants, Student Diversity
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Shan, Hongxia – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2015
This chapter focuses on the shifting roles that settlement services play in immigrant training and education and advocates a mode of participatory governance.
Descriptors: Immigrants, Governance, Community Services
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Joaquin, Edward; Johnson-Bailey, Juanita – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2015
The authors examine the U.S. contemporary immigrant and transnational migration phenomena and the historical immigrant experience using a postcolonial theoretical framework. In this chapter, the issues of race and gender and current political positions are discussed.
Descriptors: Immigration, Migration, Immigrants, Racial Factors
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Alfred, Mary V. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2015
This article explores how notions of diaspora, migration, and globalization intersect to inform identities and social realities of those who leave their homeland and resettle in other nations. It calls for expanding the discourse of adult education to incorporate critical studies of the diaspora to make visible the inequality and imbalance of…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Migration, Global Approach, Land Settlement
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Lange, Elizabeth; Baillie Abidi, Catherine – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2015
This chapter summarizes the key themes across the articles on transnational migration, social inclusion, and adult education, using Nancy Fraser's framework of redistributive, recognitive, and representational justice.
Descriptors: Social Justice, Adult Education, Migrants, Immigrants
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Watson, Connie; Wu, Aimee Tiu – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2015
This chapter describes how the concept of learning cities evolved from the "learning society" and the lifelong education and learning movements, and advances multiple forms of communities of learning.
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Lifelong Learning, Sustainability, Municipalities
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Fitzgerald, Hiram E.; Zientek, Renee – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2015
Learning cities/regions, as education systems, require the practice framework of community engagement scholarship that anchors systems change for data-driven decision making.
Descriptors: Municipalities, Communities of Practice, Scholarship, Data
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Yorks, Lyle; Barto, Jody – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2015
Interconnections between workplace and organizational learning can highlight the ongoing changes taking place that prestage the need for learning cities and regions. The diverse institutions that comprise cities and regions can function as organizational learning mechanisms in the 21st century. Learning cities themselves can also be conceptualized…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Adult Education, Regional Characteristics, Lifelong Learning
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Peich, Alysia; Fletcher, Cynthia Needles – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2015
This chapter examines the parallel histories and visions of public libraries and land-grant universities' Cooperative Extension in providing lifelong learning opportunities; it illustrates how partnerships between organizations can enhance the vibrancy of adult education in the context of learning cities.
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Extension Education, Lifelong Learning, Partnerships in Education
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